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David Warner finally comes good to lead the Winnipeg Hawks to a comfortable win

David Warner
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In the last match of round 2 of the Global T20 Canada League, Winnipeg Hawks defeated Edmonton Royals by 8 wickets to swap places with them on the points table.

Winnipeg Hawks 142/2 in 16.4 overs (David Warner 42, Lendl Simmons 38 retired hurt, Mark Deyal 37) beat Edmonton Royals 141 all out in 19.5 overs (Agha Salman 43, Abraash Khan 30; Fidel Edwards 4-19, Simmons 2-18, Hiral Patel 2-32) by eight wickets

Batting first, Royals got off to a decent start with Luke Ronchi and Agha Salman scoring 15 and 43 respectively. Although Abraash Khan (30) and Shaiman Anwar (28) batted decently well, no other batsman could put up a good show in the lower order.

As it turned out, the Royals were all out for 141 with one ball two spare. Fidel Edwards starred yet again with the ball picking up 4 wickets at an excellent economy rate of under five.

As it is, the target was not too big but David Warner's (42) resurgence and his solid partnership with fellow opener Lendl Simmons (38) made it all the more easy.

Simmons had to leave the field - retired hurt - after his fingernail reportedly came out. Bowling all-rounder Mark Deyal (37) then took the team home with more than three overs to spare.

Mohammad Irfan and Agha Salman picked up a wicket each for Edmonton Royals. With this 8-wicket victory, Winnipeg Hawks moved to the next round and also swapped places with Edmonton Royals on the points table.

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